|Best before date
|The “Best before” date or a derivation of best before (i.e. "Best if used before") indicates the ideal consumption or best effective use date of a product. It is a statement about quality. The dates come in various formats such as a specific day including month and day or by month, day and year. Best before date can also be a period of time represented by a month and year. It is defined by local requirements about the appropriate date term and the definition. These may vary by regulation and/or market conventions.
|Baked For Date
|The baked-for date indicates the date not later than 12 hours after the time the bread product was baked. The baked-for date indicates the date the bread is being baked for. May be included on the label on a package of bread product instead of a best-before date if the bread product has a shelf life of less than 7 days (or otherwise specified according to local target market regulations).
|Baked On Date
|The baked-on date indicates the date on which the bread product was baked. May be included on the label on a package of bread product instead of a best-before date if the bread product has a shelf life of less than 7 days (or otherwise specified according to local target market regulations).
|Display Until Date
|The date in which the trade item is displayed on shelf until date is reached. This is applicable to such items as periodicals, promotional trade items and materials supporting. This is normally not for regulatory, expiration, or quality type dates.
|The expiration date is the date that determines the limit of consumption or use of a product. Its meaning is determined based on the trade item context e.g., for food, the date will indicate the possibility of a direct health risk resulting from use of the product after the date, for pharmaceutical products, it will indicate the possibility of an indirect health risk resulting from the ineffectiveness of the product after the date.
|Indicates that the product if not consumed by the date listed on the package, it can be frozen to extend the life if done by this date.
|Last Sale Date
|The trade item is marked with a date that specifies the last date a trade item may be sold to a consumer. The difference between Last Sale date, Best before, and Expiration is that Best Before is used for quality of product may deteriorate, Expiration is the maximum date of quality, last sale is the date the item can no longer be sold. These support different business purposes.
|No Date Marked
|No date is marked on the product or packaging.
|The packaging date is the date when the goods were packed as determined by the packager. The date may refer to the trade item itself or to items contained.
|The production date is the production or assembly date determined by the manufacturer. The date may refer to the trade item itself or to items contained.
|Use by date
|The "Use by" date or a derivation of use by (i.e. "Recommended use by") is defined by local requirements about the appropriate date term and the definition. These may vary by regulation and/or market conventions.